The Growth Of A Word - Poem by Afrooz Jafarinoor
As a child I heard
Some big, bad guys
Might get killed
By some small angry guys!
Even though I was a child,
I thought it could mislead
Some crazy little guys
To kill great big guys!
This was labelled terrour
Borrowed from French meaning horror!
As I grew up, so did the word!
As a teenager I heard it again,
But now it had become terrorism!
Now the crazy little guys
Have grown up to a world size
And rather than great big guys,
They are killing kids half the size
That I was then!
Yet even sadder is discrimination
In the way the world
Treats the victims of terrorism!
The life of a child
Is the life of the world,
How on earth do some
Ask where the child comes from?
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